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HRCP’s alarm over attempt towards the revival of Talibanisation of South Waziristan

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, November 21, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed over a recent incident where a peace committee in Wana, South Waziristan, has issued a ban on virtually all socio-cultural activities in the region, including preventing women’s movement outside their homes unless they are with a mahram and prohibiting locals from using […]

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Freedom of press and expression needs to be restored in Balochistan.

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore: November 20, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the prevailing situation in Balochistan in terms of curbs on freedom of expression and a persisting climate of intimidation.  In a statement the Commission said: “HRCP calls upon the government and separatist groups in Balochistan to ensure that the media […]

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Mr. I. A. Rehman decorated with the Human Rights Icon Award

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Legendary human rights activist Mr. I. A. Rehman was decorated with the Human Rights Icon Award amidst a standing ovation at the 15th Freedom Gate Pakistan (FGP) alumni gathering organized at the Lahore Country Club in Muridke on October 29, 2017. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Pakistan (“FNF Pakistan”) recognized the tireless efforts of […]

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Pakistan: 285 Turkish teachers and families risk forcible deportation and persecution

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization in Pakistan Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Joint press release Pakistan: 285 Turkish teachers and families risk forcible deportation and persecution Lahore, Paris, 26 October 2017: Pakistan must protect 285 Turkish nationals from forcible repatriation, arbitrary arrest, and other human rights abuses, FIDH […]

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Election to UN Rights Body Spotlights Failings – Leading Rights Groups Call for Action to Match Human Rights Role to Reality

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Madam/Sir,   Greetings from the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).   The ICJ, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are urging Pakistan to take immediate steps towards meeting “the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights,” following the country’s election to the Human Rights Council.   Yesterday, the UN General Assembly […]

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HRCP slams parliamentarian’s hate speech at public forum

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed outrage at the statement made by a parliamentarian from the ruling party in the National Assembly, targeting and calling for discriminatory actions to be taken against a religious minority group. A statement issued by the Commission on Thursday said, “HRCP condemns in the strongest possible terms […]

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Death penalty: HRCP for urgent safeguards to comply with state obligations

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 10, 2017: On the World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to urgently institute safeguards to ensure that a generalised resumption of executions does not violate Pakistan’s human rights obligations. In a statement issued to the media, the Commission said: “As we observe […]

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Vital to tackle deep disappointment of people: HRCP

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 8: Lack of attention to governance and indifference towards the people’s rights has caused deep resentment and frustration among the citizenry, which all institutions must urgently wake up to address, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said. In a statement issued at the conclusion of its Executive Council meeting, the Commission stated on […]

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Pakistan: EU must use upcoming dialogue to demand progress on human rights

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization in Pakistan Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Joint press release   Lahore, Paris, 6 October 2017: The European Union (EU) must demand Pakistan make progress in addressing critical human rights issues, FIDH and its member organization Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said […]

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HRCP calls for immediate release of Turkish family

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, September 27: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for the immediate release of Mr. Kacmaz’s family, ex-director of Pak-Turk school, including two young daughters, who were abducted in Lahore today. The family had been residing in Pakistan for a year, on UNHCR asylum seeker certificate, allowing them to stay in Pakistan till […]

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